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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)


The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

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Released Year: 2021
Runtime: 111 minutes
Genre: Drama, History
Directors: Will Sharpe

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The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.

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The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - Kate Taylor
Cumberbatch excels once again at breathing life into a sorrowful genius.
70
The Hollywood Reporter - Stephen Farber
Cumberbatch and Foy play beautifully together; the chemistry is palpable, and both performers know how to charm audiences without overselling the romance.
70
Variety - Peter Debruge
Whether one considers said work to be worthy of a feature-length movie is almost entirely beside the point, since Stephenson and Sharpe have unearthed so much else that’s engaging about Wain’s story.
65
Slashfilm - Chris Evangelista
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is often quite charming and sweet. But there's an undercurrent of sadness running through the entire affair, and even when the film tries to convince us that there were good times among the bad, it's hard not to think how awful life must have been for several characters here.
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TheWrap - Monica Castillo
As tragic biopics go, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain isn’t interested in wallowing in misery. Instead, this amusing retelling of Wain’s life is a way to introduce his quirky illustrations to a new generation, putting them in a new light that’s more in line with the irreverent and animated creatures Wain once imagined years ago.

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